Dissipative electromagnetism from a nonequilibrium thermodynamics perspective

A. Jelic, M. Hütter, H.C. Öttinger

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Dissipative effects in electromagnetism on macroscopic scales are examined by coarse-graining the microscopic Maxwell equations with respect to time. We illustrate a procedure to derive the dissipative effects on the macroscopic scale by using a Green-Kubo type expression in terms of the microscopic fluctuations and the correlations between them. The resulting macroscopic Maxwell equations are formulated within the general equation for the nonequilibrium reversible-irreversible coupling (GENERIC) framework, accounting also for inhomogeneous temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Article number041126
Pages (from-to)041126-1/8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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